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Scinaia hormoides   Setchell

Moniliform sea moss

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Florideophyceae | Nemaliales | Galaxauraceae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Sessile.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic and Pacific Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

Thalli erect, red to deep purple in colour, attached by a small discoid holdfast. Stipe short and hard texture giving off branches which are deeply constricted at regular intervals giving rise to vesicular, globose segments (moniliform), 5 mm broad and 7 mm long. Cross-section of a segment shows a medulla of loose strands of slender non-pigmented medullary filaments and a cortex of 2 layers of cells, the outer epidermal layer made up of firmly coherent non-pigmented cells, the inner layer consisting of ovoid to elongate pigmented cells. Thalli up to 7 cm in height (Ref. 80758).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Obtained from natural stocks; a good source of agar; used for human consumption (Ref. 80758). Grows in rocky wave-exposed areas of reef or rocky shores (Ref. 80758).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry. 2009. (Ref. 80701)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 80758)

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | AlgaeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.1 - 28.5, mean 25.6 (based on 52 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766)